Wanderlust (2012 - present)
Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)
Mo(u)rning #1

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)
Mo(u)rning #2

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) offset posters
Mo(u)rning
2015-16
offset posters
variable dimensions; poster size: 16" x 20"

Mo(u)rning #1 and #2 is a project started at Vermont Studio Center during August 2015. Finally finished a over a year later, kleenex is transformed into rugged mountains in these two posters. Ideally, there would be an endless copies of these off set posters would be free to viewer.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) powdered graphite, graphite
I am a horizon line
2016
powdered graphite, graphite
30" x 40"

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) graphite on paper
grasses drawings (a, f, i, e, l, d)
2015
graphite on paper
6 drawings, 9" x 12" each

"Grasses Drawings" is a series that records the labor involved in doing graphite edging on a series letter created out of 1/4" birch for another work titled "A Fault Line Where Pressure Builds". After the drawings were completed, I realized they also reminded me of the movement of the grasses at Playa, in Summer Lake, OR, where I completed a one month artist residency.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)


Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) collaged relief prints pulled from old-growth trees on vellum
untitled
2015
collaged relief prints pulled from old-growth trees on vellum
12' x 8' x 2"

This work uses two bull elk fighting as a metaphor for the tension between industry and environmental groups over land-use management. This work was created during a one-month residency at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)


Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) graphite on wall
untitled (dancing boundary)
2015
graphite on wall
15' x 6'

This work is the beginning of an exploration of ideas surrounding boundaries. This work was created during a one-month residency at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)
view 1: unactivated

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)


Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)
view 2: activated

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) pillowcase, artist's hair, vinyl, old nail
Going Out There
2014
pillowcase, artist's hair, vinyl, old nail
28" x 28" x 2"

This work explores how one becomes a part of a place and how a place becomes a part of the person over time.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)


Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) found paper, ash from camp fire
Going Out There, no. 2
2014
found paper, ash from camp fire
91" x 44" x 1"

This work focuses on recreation as a form of human land-use: people use wilderness/nature to “re-create” themselves. This work, however, explores the realities, as opposed to the romance, of being in "nature" for a period of time.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) pigment prints
Going Out There: Everquickening
2014
pigment prints
variable dimensions, 6 images, 9"x12" each

This work documents not only the change in weather from the 1st day of a week-long hiking trip, but also my awareness to my surroundings and to myself.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)


Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) graphite and vinyl on wall
Going Out There, no. 3 (wide view)
2014
graphite and vinyl on wall
36" x 54"

Created during the workshop "Behold: a seminar on beauty" at Anderson Ranch. This work would not be possible without the support of a Career Opportunity Grant through the Oregon Arts Commission.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) flagging tape
This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land
2012
flagging tape

Site specific installation on my property. This work was featured on OPB's Oregon Art Beat in January 2013.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) graphite on paper
406 minutes
2012
graphite on paper
10" x 10" x 2"

406 minutes is a drawing created in 406 minutes during a one-month residency at Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, WY. Each day, a specific set of marks were made onto a large sheet of paper. The large drawing was later down into a series of smaller drawings displayed in a stack as a sculpture form. Shown here is one of many drawings.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)


Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) collected plants, tea bags, mapping pins
in the quiet of these great distances (wide view)
2012
collected plants, tea bags, mapping pins
6" x 120" x 2"

This work explores how we know our surrounding landscape through examining the flora of a place. I collected one plant specimen each day during walks as a means of learning about a specific place. This work was created during a one-month residency at Jentel, in Banner, WY.

Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present)


Renee Couture Wanderlust (2012 - present) postcards
Kindly Use: postcard project
2012
postcards
4" x 6"

For this site specific project, 20 signs were placed and documented along a four mile stretch of Lower Piney Creek Road in Banner, WY, during a one month residency at Jentel Artist Residency Program. The images were turned into limited edition set of postcards. Each set contains contains 10 postcards.

The phrase “kindly use” was hand painted onto signs. This phrase can be read in two different ways. As a command, it tells the land owner to use, but not abuse, the landscape. It can, however, express a land management philosophy of kindly use, where the owner exercises a high level of responsibility, sensitivity, and responsiveness to the needs of the land.


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